Project Name: Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management

Project Location: Port Arthur, Texas

Project Type: Marine & Coastal Flood Control

Services Provided: Value Engineering

Project Summary: The Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Port Arthur and Vicinity Project will increase the protection level and provide resiliency to the existing hurricane protection system. The existing Port Arthur CSRM System was constructed between 1966 and 1982 and consists of 27.8 miles of earthen embankment and 6.6 miles of floodwall. The overall system was split into six individual contracts for improvement, 1, 2, 3, 3A, 3B and 4. 

The Value Study looked at the construction of two main replacement components: 

  1. Approximately 700 linear feet of wall and levee adjacent to and crossing Highway 87.
  2. Approximately 5,200 linear feet of wall and levee on properties occupied by Valero and Chevron companies. The work includes the replacement of several closure structures, the number to be determined during design. The work also includes demolition and partial removal of existing sheet pile wall and gate closures. 

Additionally, there is construction of approximately 2,600 linear feet of wall and levee on property occupied by the Port of the City of Port Arthur. The work also includes the replacement of closure structures, the number to be determined during design. The work also includes demolition and removal of the existing sheet pile floodwall and gate closures. 

Project Cost: $151 million

Recommended Savings: $46.7 million

ROI: 470:1

Project Size: 8,500 LF (flood wall and levee)